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NHERI-SimCenter/PileGroupTool: Version 2.1

Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein; Pedro Arduino; Frank McKenna; Tatsuhiko Sweet

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  <dc:creator>Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Pedro Arduino</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Frank McKenna</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Tatsuhiko Sweet</dc:creator>
  <dc:description>The official tool homepage for the PileGroupTool is here

The SimCenter Pile-Group Tool provides a dynamic interface to study the behavior of a pile or pile-group in layered soil. It allows the user to interactively (and nearly instantly) observe the system's response to changes of the following parameters:

	soil structure (up to 3 layers of variable thickness) and soil properties
	position of the ground water table
	pile stiffness, embedment length, connection type to the pile cap
	number of piles in the group (one to three piles)
	the applied horizontal force at the pile cap (push-over analysis)

Presented results include:

	lateral displacement of all piles
	moment and shear diagrams for each
	vertical soil stresses
	ultimate strength and stiffness parameters for the employed p-y springs

New in this release:

	Fixes a scaling bug where parameters were inaccessible on smaller displays
	Fixes an update bug when forces or applied displacements were changed using the up/down arrows in DoubleSpinBoxes
	Adds axis labels and units to the result plots
	Removes the "hints" section to better work on smaller displays
	adds a Quick Tips section and pop-up to the Help menu. This replaces and expands the removed hints section
	minor updates to the UI
	some minor performance updates internally.
  <dc:description>This work is funded by the National Science Foundation under grant CMMI 1612843</dc:description>
  <dc:title>NHERI-SimCenter/PileGroupTool: Version 2.1</dc:title>
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